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The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Russia and other oil-producing nations on Sunday finalized an unprecedented production cut of nearly 10 million barrels, or a tenth of global supply, in hopes of boosting crashing prices amid the coronavirus pandemic and a price war, officials said. “This could be the largest reduction in production from […]


The Bank of Canada cut its key interest target by half a percentage point to 0.25 per cent in an unscheduled rate announcement Friday. The central bank said its decision to lower rates is aimed at cushioning the economic shocks from COVID-19 and a sharp drop in oil prices by easing the cost of borrowing. […]


The Bank of Canada announced Wednesday it is holding its target for the overnight rate steady at 1.75 per cent. This comes after it also held rates steady in December 2018. “As expected, the Bank of Canada kept the overnight rate unchanged at 1.75 per cent and there wasn’t a big surprise in the message,” […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 10, 2019 January 12, 2021
  • 14:37
As Oil Prices Plunge, Are Economists Overreacting?

Lutz Kilian on why oil shocks don't always cause economic pain.

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How Active Trading Pumps Up Gas Prices

The price of oil and the financialization of commodities.

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  • 07:57